Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Food Packaging: How plastic totes conquered spinach

In the not-so-distant past, Savoy spinach moved from farm fields to supermarket shelves in wooden bushel baskets.
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Food Packaging: Wrappers help kill microbes

Packaging systems are being designed to meet the food safety imperative.


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Food Packaging: In package temperature sensors gain converts

With the outdoor barbecue season in full swing, cases of foodborne illnesses are at their annual peak.
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Food Packaging: VisionSeal targets poultry packers

Buoyed by wide acceptance in the UK, Multivac Inc. is mounting a North American push for VisionSeal, a system that delivers hermetically sealed packages of cooked meats and raw chicken.
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Engineering R&D: Squeeze play

Advances in filtration technology are making new products possible in food and beverage.
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Shock and Awe for Microbes

With safety advocates demanding regime change for microbial life forms in food plants, processors are evaluating new systems that may or may not be effective.
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Better Products Through Better Control

Process control can only advance as far as technology will let it. Happily, those tools continue to improve.
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New-Age beverage Plant

New soft-drink facilities have become a rarity. That put added pressure to do it right with Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ North Carolina greenfield project.
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Food Production’s Juggling Act

As Food Engineering’s Automation & Manufacturing Conference made clear, processors have to cope with a lot more issues than increased throughput in today’s market.
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Engineering R&D: Challenges in sanitary engineering

Significant hurdles had to be overcome to bring FMC FoodTech’s freezer design up to a higher food-safety standard.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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